Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Mann Ki Baat programme today praised Silu Nayak of Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district who imparts training to armed forces aspirants for free.
“There is a gentleman in Arakhuda in Odisha – Nayak Sir. Although his name is Silu Nayak, everyone addresses him as Nayak Sir. In reality he is a man on a mission! He imparts free training to the youths who want to join the army. The name of the organization of Nayak Sir is Mahaguru Battalion. The training touches upon all the aspects from physical fitness to interviews and writing to training. You will be surprised to know that the people this organization has trained, have secured their places in uniformed forces such as the Army, Navy, Air Force, CRPF and BSF,” said Modi.
“By the way, you will also be amazed to know that Silu Nayak ji had himself tried to get recruited in Odisha Police but could not succeed. Despite this, on the basis of his own training, he has made many youth worthy of national service. Come, let us all wish Nayak Sir greater success for preparing more heroes for our country,” the PM said.
For the last five years, Nayak (28), a resident of Arakhuda under Naugaon tehsil, has been training youths interested in joining the armed forces. He imparts the training at the dry Devi river bed at Arakhuda. He has so far trained around 300 youths while 70 of them have have been recruited in the armed forces.